Section 12-19-70

Circuit and district court docket fee - Creation; collection generally; waiver and taxation as costs at conclusion of case.

(a) There shall be a consolidated civil filing fee, known as a docket fee, collected from a plaintiff at the time a complaint is filed in circuit court or in district court.

(b) The docket fee may be waived initially and taxed as costs at the conclusion of the case if the court finds that payment of the fee will constitute a substantial hardship. A verified statement of substantial hardship, signed by the plaintiff and approved by the court, shall be filed with the clerk of court.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §16-110.)